Business Organizations


Sigma Beta Delta is an international business honor society in business, management and administration which began as a vision to recognize outstanding students in smaller colleges and universities.  The organization was founded in spring 1994 with seven charter members, the first charter awarded to Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.   Howard Payne University became a charter member of Sigma Beta Delta on January 26, 1999.

The purpose of Sigma Beta Delta is to encourage and recognize scholarship and academic achievement among business students and to encourage and promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.   Membership is by invitation only to those students who are a declared business major and meet the membership criteria.

For more information about Sigma Beta Delta, please contact the School of Business.


Phi Beta Lambda (Future Business Leaders of America) is an international honor society and one of the largest career student organization in the world. PBL helps to prepare members for a career in business through leadership and career development programs, academic competition, educational programs, and community service. Members can build and expand a portfolio of accomplishments that will benefit them for years to come.

For more information about PBL and membership, visit the PBL website.  To join the Howard Payne Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda contact the School of Business at 325-649-8139 or by email at